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Friday, 26 February 2010

Falmouth Docks 15 x 11 inches Watercolour Painting

Heavily influenced by a painting (unfortunately the artists name escapes me!) I saw on our recent trip to Cornwall, this is my watercolour version of Falmouth docks.  We last visited Falmouth a couple of years ago.  I remember standing at Pendennis Point in the glorious sunshine amongst the happy snappers trying to capture the panorama on camera.  Sales at

Thursday, 25 February 2010

My shell clock from Looe beach in Cornwall

Strolling along Looe beach in Cornwall last week I spotted this lovely shell washed up on the shore.  I almost got a shoe full of sea water as I quickly grabbed it from the clutches of the ocean.  Instantly I thought this would make a lovely clock.  It's now hanging on the wall next to my easel until some kind soul purchases it from my eBay store!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

River Cole, Kingshurst 8 x 6 inches Oil on Canvas Board

He's another painting of the River Cole in Kingshurst, this time in oil.  Sales at

Banners Gate, Sutton Park 8 x 6 inches Oil on Canvas Board

Another one of Banners Gate from by the car park during the recent snow showers but this time in oil.  Sales at

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Loch Goil from the Shore Inn 15 x 11 inches Watercolour Painting

As views from beer gardens go, this one's an absolute cracker.  My favourite however, has to be the panoramic view of St Ives Bay from the Bluff Inn at Hayle in Cornwall. 
Off to Bodmin and Newquay next week.  Hope to capture some nice scenes with the pochade box.  Still getting used to the smaller 8" x 6" format but I think I'll get the hang of it eventually.  Rained all day last time we were in Newquay so hoping for some better weather, though I've heard the forecast isn't brilliant.  Mind you, it never seems to put the surfers off, however cold it gets.
Possibility of snow today.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed!  All paintings for sale at

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Winter in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 x 6 inches Oil Painting

This is a loose impression of Phoenix Park in Dublin painted from a photograph kindly offered to me by Pete Rudden.  It's been all watercolours since the turn of the year so it was nice to get back to oils.  Anyone got any tips on photographing wet oil paintings?  I'm still struggling with the light reflecting off the paint.  I've seen other bloggers upload decent images of fresh oil paintings so it must be possible.  All paintings are at

Monday, 8 February 2010

'Gentle Waters' 15 x 11 inches Watercolour Painting

There was a very brief scattering of snow earlier here in Brum. I suppose it's too much to ask for a downpour. I'd like to get some more snowscape pictures. Until then I'll continue with my current fixation on Scottish lochs. This one was from the imagination. All my paintings are at

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